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The ageing of our societies is at the same time one of our greatest achievements and one of our biggest challenges. A longer lifespan is something few people would spurn and it opens up great opportunities in our personal, social and economic lives; yet in practice it is often accompanied by living with disease. Indeed, increasingly people ‐ and the health systems that serve them ‐ have to cope with more than one chronic disease at a time, a situation known as multimorbidity.

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 2011-11-01

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